Posts tagged Chicago
Posts tagged Chicago
1960 N Western Ave
(between Armitage Ave & Milwaukee Ave)
Chicago, IL 60647
The weather is getting warmer and that means that there’s finally a good excuse to go out for ice cream, and we highly recommend Margie’s Candies for your frozen dairy needs! Margie’s mixes the best two flavors out there; cheap and delicious. They’re also open late for anybody that needs a late night snack/ ice cream binge.
There’s a couple things you should know about this place. It’s small, and it always has a long line waiting in front of it. If you go here on the hottest day of the year, you may have to suffer a little for your sundae. You. Have. Been. Warned.
There’s not much else we can say about Margie’s. All the sundaes are delicious. The ice cream is amazingly creamy, and the hot fudge…*drool*. You won’t find hot fudge like this anywhere else.
Amazing Hot Fudge (blurry)
Other Sundae (not blurry)
We’re gonna have to cut this one short. Can’t look at these pictures for too long without getting withdrawals.
1462 N Milwaukee Ave
(between Evergreen Ave & Honore St)
Chicago, IL 60622
Are you a coffee, 80’s, 90’s, movies, nostalgia, Back to the Future, Star Wars, video games, action figure, DeLorean, time travel, time traveling DeLorean fan or all of the above? Then The Wormhole is the coffee shop for you! This place is the perfect place to satisfy your coffee and inner-nerd cravings. They even have a full sized replica of the time machine from Back to the Future!
Back to the Future fans rejoice!
They’ve even got baby ones
If the atmosphere isn’t enough to bring you in, this place has some great coffee and coffee concoctions as well. We ordered the Honeybear latte and the Mocha Puffs, which is essentially a bowl of Coco Puffs drenched in a shot of espresso. It was delicious and it will cause you to stay up in the wee hours of the morning.
Honeybear and Mocha Puffs
Overall, this is a really chill coffee shop that will bring back those happy childhood memories of video games, cereal, and Saturday morning cartoons. If you’re looking for a new hangout spot or a place to study, we definitely recommend Wormhole!
At least Lou Malnati’s is still going strong!
3914 W Lawrence Ave
(between Harding Ave & Springfield Ave)
Chicago, IL 60625
Lawrence Fish Market may look like a dump, but don’t be put off by its rustic decor. This place contains some of the best sushi in the city, and we’ve tried a LOT of sushi.
First you should know a couple of things about this place; it’s small, it’s takeout only, and they serve amazing sushi for very very CHEAP. Rolls will cost from about $2.50 to $11. Pretty good considering most sushi places will charge $10 - $15 a roll. Also, Lawrence sells individual pieces of sushi for $1. You may never have to spend $5.50 on 2 pieces of salmon again.
(Left) Salmon Roll - $2.75, (Middle) Godzilla Roll - $10.95, (Right) Shrimp Tempura - $3.45
Super White Tuna and Tamago - $1 each!
The owner gives pretty big portions, so you may end up having leftovers. We’re really big fans of the super white tuna and definitely recommend it. We even went back an hour later and ordered more for dinner.
Thanks to fuckyeahchicago for promoting us! If you love Chicago, you’ll love that blog. Also, we’ll have another review up tomorrow!
For you Mayer Hawthorne fans here’s a review he did for Hot Doug’s. He does a pretty good job of showing off the place and even gets to interview Mr. Doug, himself. We’ll have our own Hot Doug’s post sometime soon which will include the long lines and the “tattoo deal”.
7537 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626
If you want to try some exotic (and delicious) Ethiopian cuisine this is the place to go. The food is tasty and great quality and the service is superb. We try to make it out here every couple of months to gorge, but will stop by more often for a pot of their roasted coffee. Also, their coffee is the best coffee we have ever had!
Before coming here just know that you will be eating everything by hand. They give each person two pancake-like rolls of bread which you must tear and use to pick up your meat and vegetables. Also, the dishes are family style.
The pancake bread
Our pot of coffee
1068 W Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Hands down, Mario’s has THE BEST Italian Lemonade we have ever had. In fact, they probably have one of the most refreshing concoctions ever known to man. Jonathan would go here every day, but the problem is they’re only open during the summer.
This place is dirt cheap, so sometimes we’d make a trip during lunch and after dinner. A small cup is $1, a giant cup is $4, and a bucket of lemonade is $6 (totally worth it).
If you’re feeling adventurous and a little crazy, order the bucket. It can feed 3 people, however Jonathan took it on himself.
2121 NORTH CLARK STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60614
Hidden amongst apartments in Lincoln Park, this gem contains a very unique style of pizza; the Pizza Pot Pie. Their food is a little expensive, but excellent. Besides the pot pies we ordered the Mediterranean Bread, which overflows off the plate, and the Chef’s Salad, which was very fresh.
Our Pizza Pot Pies
Overall the meal was delicious and filling, so we had to take a lot of it home. FYI this place only takes cash, so don’t expect to pay with a card. (Jonathan made that mistake the first time.)